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04-15-2013, 10:58 AM
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MuckOG
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Originally Posted by Jarick View Post
Did he make the team better?

Before trade: 21-13-2 (.611)
After trade: 1-3-1 (0.300)

Not better in reality. Better on paper maybe, but not better in real life.

What about his linemates:

Before trade:
Parise 31 pts in 36 games (0.861)
Koivu 33 pts in 36 games (0.917)

After trade:
Parise 2 pts in 5 games (0.400)
Koivu 0 pts in 5 games (0.000)

So neither his linemates nor his team has improved. Not better this year so far.



Honestly his age is not an asset IMO...not a lot of guys can maintain their scoring level in their 30's.
5 games is MUCH too small of a sample size to judge this trade by...and he JUST turned 30, that is still within the wheelhouse of a player's prime years (24-34). Barring injury, there is no reason he couldn't continue to score at the same pace he has been for the next 3-5 seasons. IMO, that makes his age an asset. He's a proven veteran who can still produce at a high level for the foreseeable future.

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